New archive project:

Bringing order to af Klint files

Show caption
The artist Hilma af Klint in her studio on Hamngatan in Stockholm, ca 1895. Source: The Hilma af Klint Foundation.

We at the Center for Business History are currently working with Hilma af Klint Foundation. An archivist is arranging and listing an archive linked to Hilma af Klint’s family.

The material includes letters, diaries and photographs, and the work for security reasons carried out at an undisclosed location.

Hilma af Klint, 1862–1944, was a Swedish painter, spiritualist, theosophist and pioneer in abstract painting. She did not receive public recognition until long after her death. Her art has attracted international attention since 1986 when some of her works were first shown in the exhibition “The Spiritual in Art, Abstract Painting 1890–1985” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).  

A biopic film about Hilma af Klint is currently in production, directed by Lasse Hallström (“What’s Eating Gilberg Grape?”, “The Cider House Rules”) and starring Lena Olin as Klint in her later years while Tora Hallström, Olin and Lasse Hallström’s daughter, portrays Klint in her younger years.